The Ultimate Guide for Renting Property in Dubai

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Dubai is known for its luxurious lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to rent a nice property. Here are a few areas to consider when renting in Dubai:

  • Downtown Dubai
  • Dubai Marina
  • Jumeirah Lake Towers
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Arabian Ranches

Each of these has its charm, but all offer great amenities and easy access to the city. If you want to know more, check out our dedicated Area Guide!

When viewing a rental property in Dubai, you should consider location (proximity to public transport, distance from your workplace or educational institution, availability of nearby supermarkets, restaurants, and parks), size, and condition. Don’t forget to ask questions about the landlord’s requirements and any included amenities.

Rental prices in Dubai can vary widely based on the location and size of the property. On average, renting a one-bedroom apartment in Dubai can cost around AED 75,000 per year, while a three-bedroom apartment can cost around AED 180,000 per year.

In addition to the monthly rent, tenants may be responsible for paying various fees, such as a security deposit, agency fee, or maintenance fee. These fees will depend on the individual property and lease agreement.

This will depend on the landlord and the rental agreement. Some landlords may include utilities like water and electricity in the rent, while others may require tenants to pay for these separately.

Many rental properties in Dubai come with a variety of amenities, such as a swimming pool, gym, or parking space. However, these amenities will depend on the individual property and the landlord’s offerings.

While negotiating rental prices in Dubai is possible, it may be difficult due to the high demand for rental properties. If you feel that the rental price is too high for your budget, it may be worth trying to negotiate.

To rent a property in Dubai, you’ll need a few documents:

  • Passport copies for all tenants
  • Proof of income
  • Residence visa (if applicable)
  • Emirates ID
  • Security deposit (usually around 5-10% of the annual rent)
  • Recent utility bill as proof of address

It’s important to note that some landlords may ask for additional documents or a guarantor.

The standard lease agreement in Dubai is typically for one year, although longer leases may be negotiable with some landlords.

To renew a rental lease in Dubai, you will typically need to provide notice to your landlord at least 90 days before the lease expiration date. Your landlord may require you to sign a new lease agreement, and rental prices may be subject to change.

Like any city, Dubai has its pros and cons when it comes to renting. Here are a few to consider:


  • High-quality properties
  • Easy access to amenities
  • Safe and secure environment
  • No property taxes


  • Relatively high cost of living
  • Limited options for short-term rentals
  • Strict rental laws

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